kuli

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See also: Kuli, kúli, and kulī

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuli (plural kulis)

  1. Archaic spelling of coolie.

Aiwoo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a Polynesian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

kuli

  1. dog

References[edit]


Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuli m

  1. coolie (unskilled Asian worker)

Declension[edit]


Drehu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuli

  1. dog

References[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *kuli, from Proto-Oceanic *kulit, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kulit, from Proto-Austronesian *qaNiC.

Noun[edit]

kuli

  1. skin (outer covering of the body of a person)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Russian куль (kulʹ).

Noun[edit]

kuli

  1. (historical) an old Russian unit of weight, used for grain and equal to 9 poods or around 147.42 kilograms
    Synonyms: matto, jauhomatto
Declension[edit]
Inflection of kuli (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative kuli kulit
genitive kulin kulien
partitive kulia kuleja
illative kuliin kuleihin
singular plural
nominative kuli kulit
accusative nom. kuli kulit
gen. kulin
genitive kulin kulien
partitive kulia kuleja
inessive kulissa kuleissa
elative kulista kuleista
illative kuliin kuleihin
adessive kulilla kuleilla
ablative kulilta kuleilta
allative kulille kuleille
essive kulina kuleina
translative kuliksi kuleiksi
instructive kulein
abessive kulitta kuleitta
comitative kuleineen
Possessive forms of kuli (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person kulini kulimme
2nd person kulisi kulinne
3rd person kulinsa

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hindi क़ुली (qulī), Urdu قلی‎‎.

Noun[edit]

kuli

  1. coolie
Declension[edit]
Inflection of kuli (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative kuli kulit
genitive kulin kulien
partitive kulia kuleja
illative kuliin kuleihin
singular plural
nominative kuli kulit
accusative nom. kuli kulit
gen. kulin
genitive kulin kulien
partitive kulia kuleja
inessive kulissa kuleissa
elative kulista kuleista
illative kuliin kuleihin
adessive kulilla kuleilla
ablative kulilta kuleilta
allative kulille kuleille
essive kulina kuleina
translative kuliksi kuleiksi
instructive kulein
abessive kulitta kuleitta
comitative kuleineen
Possessive forms of kuli (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person kulini kulimme
2nd person kulisi kulinne
3rd person kulinsa

Anagrams[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tuli, from Proto-Oceanic *tuli, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tuli (compare Maori turi, Fijian tuli, Indonesian tuli).

Verb[edit]

kuli

  1. (stative) to be deaf (not hearing)

Noun[edit]

kuli

  1. knee

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈkuli]
  • Hyphenation: ku‧li
  • Rhymes: -li

Noun[edit]

kuli (plural kulik)

  1. coolie

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kuli kulik
accusative kulit kulikat
dative kulinak kuliknak
instrumental kulival kulikkal
causal-final kuliért kulikért
translative kulivá kulikká
terminative kuliig kulikig
essive-formal kuliként kulikként
essive-modal
inessive kuliban kulikban
superessive kulin kulikon
adessive kulinál kuliknál
illative kuliba kulikba
sublative kulira kulikra
allative kulihoz kulikhoz
elative kuliból kulikból
delative kuliról kulikról
ablative kulitól kuliktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
kulié kuliké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
kuliéi kulikéi
Possessive forms of kuli
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kulim kulijaim
2nd person sing. kulid kulijaid
3rd person sing. kulija kulijai
1st person plural kulink kulijaink
2nd person plural kulitok kulijaitok
3rd person plural kulijuk kulijaik

Derived terms[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay kuli, from Hindi क़ुली (qulī), from Chagatai [Term?], ultimately from Proto-Turkic *kȫle (slave, servant).

Other forms occur in Bengali [script needed] (kuli) and Tamil கூலி (kūli, daily hire). Possibly also influenced by Hindi कोली (kolī, weaver; low-class).

The Mandarin word 苦力 (kǔlì), meaning "to exert one's abilities; heavy labour work" in Classical Chinese, may have been influenced by cognates of the above Hindi word in other languages and may have further influenced English.

Noun[edit]

kuli (plural, first-person possessive kuliku, second-person possessive kulimu, third-person possessive kulinya)

  1. laborer; coolie
    • 2019 February 20, “Pernah Jadi Kuli Bangunan, Wisanggeni Kini Tekuni Melukis [Once a Construction Laborer, Wisangenni Now Draws Diligently]”, in Suara Merdeka[1], archived from the original on 6 Sept 2019:
      Ia menambahkan pernah juga bekerja sebagai kuli bangunan, buruh pabrik di Solo, pernah juga bekerja di warung makan.
      He adds that he had once worked as a construction laborer, a factory worker at Solo, and had also worked at a food stall.
    Synonyms: pekerja kasar, buruh kasar

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuli

  1. (anatomy) skin

Polish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (genitive plural of kula) kul

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kuli

  1. third-person plural virile past of kuć

Noun[edit]

kuli f

  1. inflection of kula:
    1. genitive/dative/locative singular
    2. genitive plural

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi क़ुली (qulī) / Urdu قلی(qulī, hired laborer, slave), from Turkish köle. Other forms occur in Bengali kuli and Tamil kuli, "daily hire." The Mandarin word 苦力 (kǔlì), was originally a transcription of the Hindi, and literally means "bitterly hard (use of) strength".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuli/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧li

Noun[edit]

kuli m (genitive singular kuliho, nominative plural kuliovia, genitive plural kuliov, declension pattern of kuli)

  1. coolie

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kuli in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk